Tri-Cities Spring Break Camps 2013


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Spring Break is happening from March 18-April 1, 2013 in Tri-Cities schools, which means it’s coming up fast. If you’re looking for day camps to keep your kids occupied, we’ve compiled a list. Many of these fill up fast, so if you want a spot, sign up sooner rather than later.

Camp Sasamat

For more information, or to register, visit www.sasamat.org or call 604.939.2268.

Spring Day Camp
March 18-22, 2013, 10:00am-3:00pm
Ages 6-12
From archery and canoeing, to rock-climbing and art and crafts, there’s something here for everyone. Sasamat Outdoor Centre’s Day Camps introduce children and youth to an exciting range of age-friendly, outdoor activities all within the safety of Sasamat’s unique forest setting. Children should dress for the weather and bring a bagged lunch (afternoon snack is provided), extra sweater and rain jacket, a knapsack or similar bag to carry clothes in. Bus transportation to and from camp is available within the Tri-Cities.

Coquitlam Leisure and Parks

For more information or to register call 604.927.4386 or visit signmeup.coquitlam.ca/signmeup.

A wide variety of day camps are available through the City of Coquitlam both weeks of spring break. From arts and crafts, to girl power, to sports and swimming, there’s something for every kid. Ages range from 5-14, and vary from camp to camp.

Douglas College – David Lam Campus

For more information or to register call 604.527.5680 or visit www.douglascollege.ca/youthcamps.

Multisport and Computers
March 18-22 or March 25-28, 2013, 9:00am-4:00pm
Ages 9-15
Learn new skills on the court and new programs on the computer. Learn everything from website, graphic, presentation and broc hure design in the morning, and join the action for some basketball, badminton, floor hockey and California kickball in the afternoon.

All Star Presenters
March 18-22, 2013, 1:00-4:00pm
Ages 9-15
Learn the skills it takes to be an All Star Presenter! In this fun-filled camp, you will learn how to put together an entertaining and creative PowerPoint that will thrill your audience. You will also get some great tips for public speaking!

Creative Writing
March 18-22, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 9-15
Let your imagination run free with one of our newest and most popular camps. You will be inspired through different forms of writing including short fiction and poetry. Your writing will also be posted on the camp’s very own creative writing blog! Do not miss out on this exciting artistic experience!

Acting for the Camera
March 25-28, 2013, 1:00-4:00pm
Ages 9-15
Lights, camera, action! This on-camera camp will allow you to sharpen your acting skills while performing scenes from real movies and TV shows. No acting experience is required, as you will be learning all the tips and tricks of the superstars! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see yourself on the big screen at the public final showcase.

Film Production
March 25-28, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 9-15
Explore your creative side in this exciting camp where you will learn how to create, shoot and edit your own film in 5 days. With a screening of your own movie on the last day, you will have the opportunity to share your undiscovered talents! If you have always wanted to use high -quality videos as your creative outlet, this fast-paced, sell-out camp is for you.

Evergreen Cultural Centre

For more information visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca or call 604-927-6555.

Kids on Stage
March 18-22, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 7-11
Kids on Stage is a week-long camp with a focus on theater fun! Kids will be completely immersed in the creation of a play including set design, costumes and all the other little details that go into putting on a play. On the Friday, kids will present their play to family and friends.

Acting for the Camera
March 18-22, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 11-14
Actor/Director Mandy Tulloch will share her expertise in front of (and behind) the camera in this great new camp for cinematic youth. With a focus on story development and opportunities for young writers, actors and directors to shine, youth will have a blast in this week long indulgence of fun and film.

Mask in Motion
March 25-28, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 7-11
Here comes the circus! This is an energetic physical theatre workshop that explores character movement, mask making, clowning, magic tricks and balloon animal making. Creative, fun and challenging, with a performance at the end of the week.

Animated World
March 25-28, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 7-12
Kids will work with a professional artist and filmmaker to learn how to bring new worlds to life and make their own animated movie using various techniques and materials, such as stop-motion and hand-drawing.

Place des Arts

For more information visit www.placedesarts.ca or call 604-664-1636.

Spring Break Camp
March 18-22, 2013, 8:45am-3:45pm
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Place des Arts’ Spring Break Art Camp is back and better than ever. Blocks of activities in music, dance, drama and visual art engage kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Play, learn, and get creative! Optional after-hours care also available. Most sessions are already full for kids from kindergarten to grade 2, so if this tickles your fancy act fast!

Art Boot Camp for Teens
March 18-22, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades 6-9
This program offers a unique blend of challenging drawing, painting and printmaking art projects. Each one is designed to boost your creative skills and imagination. You’ll learn pencil shading, 3D volume building and colour blending, making colourful impressions of your drawing and exciting collage composition.

Spring Break Pottery Intensive
March 18-22, 2013, 12:35-3:35pm
Grades 6-9
Interested in creating cool sculptures and awesome dishes? Learn wheel throwing and hand building techniques in a self-directed environment that fosters both technical skill and individual expression. All ceramic glazes are food safe.

Fibre Arts Sampler
March 25-28, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades 6-9
Learn about fibres and their uses while creating beautiful, handmade crafts. Explore a variety of techniques such as spinning and dying, warping and weaving on an inkle loom, weaving ona table loom and wet felting.

Animation & Cartoons
March 25-28, 2013, 12:35-3:35pm
Grades 6-9
Create hand-drawn animation, like anime and Saturday morning cartoons, plus stop-motion animation using clay or toys. You’ll produce your own animated short films, which will be uploaded to YouTube. Bring a digital camera with removable memory card if you have one.

Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation

For more information or to register call 604-927-8400 or visit www.experienceit.ca.

A broad selection of camps are offered for children and youth over both weeks of Spring Break. From musical theatre to building with Lego to playing sports, your kids are sure to find something to keep them entertained and engaged. Ages for the camps range from 5-14, and vary with the program.

Port Moody Arts Centre

For more information visit www.pomoartscentre.ca or call 604-931-2008.

Afternoon Clay
March 18-22 or March 25-28, 2013, 12:30-3:00pm
6-14 years
Children learn the basics of hand building while creating fun projects. This is a creative way to spend the afternoon. Bring your imaginations!

Art in the Morning
March 25-28, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm
7-10 years
A fun and artistic way to spend the morning. Projects include painting, drawing, rock painting, print making and creating small sculptures plus many more fun activities.

Art Sampler
March 18-22, 2013, 9:00am-12:00pm
6-10 years
Drawing and painting and clay! What could be more fun? children learn a variety of art techniques from drawing and painting to collage, pluse work on some three dimensional projects using clay.

Claymation
March 25-28, 2013, 1:00-3:00pm
9-12 years
You will begin with simple drawings, move into creating characters, develop simple story boards, then bring your projects to life by manipulating three-dimensional characters and situations.

Family Clay
March 20-22, 2013, 9:00-11:30am
Ages 5+ with a parent
Families get creative together in this three-day clay program. Parents and children work side by side on their own hand building projects with lots of fun ideas and guidance from the instructor.

Jewelry Design
March 25-28, 2013, 12:30-3:00pm
12-16 years
Personalize your jewelry collection! Make intricate and uniques pieces for your spring wardrobe, learning a new technique each day. All materials and tools provided. No experienced required!

Let’s Act
March 18-22, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm
6-12 years
Children write scrips, create sets and costumes, and learn acting skills as they develop a play to present to family and friends on Friday afternoon.

Puppets and Puppet Theatre
March 25-28, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm
6-10 years
Chrildren will create puppets and mini puppet theatres in this exciting program. They will use a variety of art materials and techniques, from drawing and painting, to gluing and construction.

Youth Pottery
March 18-22 or March 25-28, 2013, 9:30am-12:00pm
10-14 years
Clive Tucker teaches these small classes and gives individual attention to each student to help them make pots on the potter’s wheel. He will guide you through the challenge of centering the wayward clay to glazing your creations. This is a short, fun class guaranteed to get you dirty and come home with some clean dishes. Class includes throwing on the wheel and some handbuilding.

Port Moody Recreation Centre

For more information visit www.cityofportmoody.com/Recreation or call 604.469.4556.

A number of day camps and activities are being offered by the City of Port Moody, including yoga and art, mountain biking, glee club and programs just for preschoolers. Camps vary in length and range in age from 3-12 years.

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